Spring 2019 Film Series, 92Y, “Beyond Therapy”
Mark Ethan Toporek
Fridays, May 3—Jun 14
10 am–1 pm
This 8-week series explores films about psychological tensions, within therapeutic settings as well as domestic dynamics. Mark Ethan Toporek introduces each screening and leads discussion afterwards.
Modes of Repression:
May 10: Another Woman (1988), directed by Woody Allen, 84 minutes, starring Gena Rowlands and Mia Farrow.
Means of Expression:
May 17: The King’s Speech (2010), directed by Tom Hooper, 118 minutes, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
May 24: Good Will Hunting (1997), directed by Gus Van Sant, 126 minutes, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams and Minnie Driver.
May 31: Pressure Point (1962), directed by Hubert Cornfield, starring Sidney Poitier and Bobby Darin.
June 7: Children of a Lesser God (1986), directed by Randa Haines, 110 minutes, starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin.
Absent Fathers/Clinging Mothers:
June 14: Nobody’s Fool (1994), directed by Robert Benton, 110 minutes, starring Paul Newman and Jessica Tandy.
June 21: Postcards fromtThe Edge (1990), directed by Mike Nichols, 101 minute, starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine.